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Venus Speedster X
Venus Speedster X

It will debut at the now upcoming

Boot Düsseldorf 2024

(Jan. 20-28) the new “classic” of motor boating. It is the Venus Speedster X, the newest runabout from Seven Seas, a boat that looks to the past, to the styles of the dolce vita, but combines them in a modern and contemporary way. At 9.65 meters long overall, the newcomer is an evolution of the previous (and highly successful) Venus Speedster, now larger, more comfortable and faster. Two facts in brief? It will be cabin cruiser, fast up to 48+ knots and available with three different propulsions: standard, jet-drive and electric.

Venus Speedster X

Looks that evoke both classic nautical and modern styles, then, for a vessel that is designed to fully satisfy lovers of the classic but who, nevertheless, can appreciate all the comforts given by the latest technological advances. With 8 people on board, the new Venus Speedster X looks, in short, like a dayboat tailor-made for those seeking days at sea, speed and relaxation, while also offering the option of overnight accommodation on board, thanks to the two berths created in the bow.

Venus Speedster X
Venus Speedster X

Exterior

Coming to the more concrete aspects, Seven Seas’ new runabout looks like an elegant hull, characterized by smooth curves and a barely inverted bow straight. Available in three different hues and tones, it then offers a layout designed to maximize space and comfort, starting with the large sundeck, carved out of the aft momentum and facing the swim platform.

Note the large aft sundeck, a nod to the style of 1960s and 1970s runabouts

If the bow is clear, flush, “dolce vita” style, this does not apply to the cockpit, which, on the other hand, is full of every comfort. First, a large U-shaped sofa served by a removable coffee table and two mahogany cabinets, behind the dashboard seats, complete with storage space and a custom refrigerator, find their place here. Behind the windshield, however, is precisely the wheelhouse, served by a seat for the helmsman and one for the co-pilot. The instrument design is very clean, with every indication shown on a large display. Also here, it finds a place for the direct tambour below deck.

Venus Speedster X

Interior

Volumes under the forward momentum have been maximized to accommodate a double cabin. This thus encourages uses that stray even from the pure runabout style, contemplating even extended outings in full weekender approach.

Venus Speedster X – Engines and Performance

Regardless of the chosen engine, speaking of performance, the first point is the fairing. It is made from the innovative Amfihull. What it means. A low hydrodynamic drag coefficient allows the use of lower horsepower engines to achieve the same results. The entry angle is deep, with a 72-degree entry into the water and good glide stability, a quality that allows gradual speeds ranging from 5 to over 20 knots (48 with maximum power).

In terms of propulsion, three distinct configurations are available. First, a 6.2L Mercury Mercruiser V8 is the “standard” option, producing 350 horsepower for peak top speeds in excess of 48 knots. An electric version, however, is also available, with a Torqeedo Deep Blue 50kW (max 21 kn) installed, or a Jet-Drive solution, the latter provided by a pair of Twin Rotax 1630 ACE 170, 230 or 300 horsepower.

Venus Speedster X

Venus Speedster X – Data Sheet

Length Over All (LOA) 9.65 m
Baglio Massimo (B.max) 2.35 m
Fishing 0.36 m
Displacement 2,050 kg
Standard Motorization + Speed Mercury Mercruiser 6.2L V8 350 hp | 48 kn
Jet Drive + Speed Motorization 2x TWIN ROTAX 1630 ACE (170/300 hp) | 48 kn
Electric + Speed Motorization Torqeedo Deep Blue 50kW / Direct Shaft (50 KW) | 21 kn
Maximum speed 48 kn
Boardable persons 8
Beds 2
CE Marking C
Yard / Contacts www.sevenseasyachts.eu

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